building GDB

Christian Biesinger via gdb
Sat Dec 14 17:29:00 GMT 2019

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 5:47 AM Wadud Miah <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am trying to build GDB from source and am getting the following error:
> configure: error: source directory already configured; run "make distclean" there first
> configure: error: .././../../gnulib/configure failed for build-gnulib-gdbserver
> configure: error: ./configure failed for gdbserver
> make[1]: *** [Makefile:9534: configure-gdb] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/local/src/gdb-'
> make: *** [Makefile:852: all] Error 2
> I don't need the server component of GDB as I will be debugging locally, but could not find any option in the configure script to disable the building of the server component. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

For reference, the option to disable gdbserver is --disable-gdbserver
(see gdb/configure --help)


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